# A Metacryptic Puzzle

Solve the 5 cryptic clues to reveal a final cryptic clue. Solve that one, too.

1. Stiff butt inside capital punishment, initially (5)
2. Blinded tin turned ton with ocean sound (6, 3)
3. Drink for Eastern victory (4)
4. Confused trope in pry land (8)
5. Playing E triad causes tantrum (6)

(7)

## 4 Answers

This answer shamelessly bundles the solutions others have found. I've contributed only the last missing answer and the meta answer. Definitions are in italics, solutions and wordplay in all caps.

1. Stiff butt inside capital punishment, initially (5)

CRAMP – stiff; RAM (butt) inside CP (initial letters of capital punishment); found by TwoBitOperation

1. Blinded tin turned ton with ocean sound (6, 3)

CANNOT SEE – blinded; CAN (tin) + TON< + SEA (homophone of sea)

1. Drink for Eastern victory (4)

WINE – drink; WIN (victory) + E (Eastern); found by Sid

1. Confused trope in pry land (8)

PROPERTY – land; anagram (confused) of TROPE in PRY; found by Chris Cudmore

1. Playing E triad causes tantrum (6)

TIRADE – tantrum; anagram (playing) of E TRIAD; found by Sid

This yields the final clue:

Cramp cannot see wine property tirade (7)

The solution to that meta clue is:

RAMPAGE – tirade; [c]RAMP (cramp without C, "cannot see") + AGE (a property of wines as in "a 2012 Pinot Noir")

Thanks to all who have contributed partial answers!

• You glorious *******! – Chris Cudmore Jan 4 '17 at 20:29
• Add the rest of the solutions here, credit the original solvers, and I'll serve your checkmark! – Matt Jan 4 '17 at 20:32
• Great solve, awesome work! Also, if you're right, it seems everyone who guessed was also right; yay teamwork! – TwoBitOperation Jan 4 '17 at 20:32
• @ChrisCudmore: Did you mean "Bachelor's late French child born out of wedlock (7)"? – M Oehm Jan 4 '17 at 20:33
• Precisely! Yes. – Chris Cudmore Jan 4 '17 at 20:42

PARTIAL ANSWER:

1. Stiff butt inside capital punishment, initially (5)

CRAMP. (Butt-Ram. Initials of Capital Punishment=CP. In means we get Cramp. Stiff is the def. (Thanks to @TwoBitOperation) [Note- I am not overly fond of this. But, yeah, it works..]

2. Blinded tin turned ton with ocean sound (6, 3)

Not Answered

3. Drink for Eastern victory (4)

WINE. Victory-Win. Eastern- E. Drink-def.

4. Confused trope in pry land (8)

PROPERTY - Confused means anagram. Anagram of trope(Thanks to @Chris Cudmore, for pointing it out) in pry. Land is the def.

5. Inverted E triad gets angry (6)

Possibly TIRADE (Anagram of ETriad. Angry-def.)

1. P(ROPERT)Y - Confused TROPE in PRY. Def: LAND

PARTIAL GUESS:

1) Stiff butt inside capital punishment, initially (5)

Stiff butt = Ram, in C.P. = Cramp (Stiff -def.)

• Initially? How does that fit? – Sid Jan 4 '17 at 19:59
• CP is the initials of capital punishment – TwoBitOperation Jan 4 '17 at 20:00